The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade invites members of the public to comment on a review of Australia’s listings of 40 persons and entities pursuant to United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1373 (2001).
UNSC Resolution 1373 requires all UN Member States to prevent and suppress terrorist acts. Australia implements these obligations in Part 4 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 (CotUNA) and the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008.
These laws make it a criminal offence to use or deal with the assets of, or to make assets available to, persons and entities listed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs. Under the CotUNA, listings expire after three years, unless extended by the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
This round of public consultations is for 40 such listings that are due to expire in October and November 2016. The public consultation period on these 40 listings will be open until 5pm on Friday 26 August 2016. More information about listings currently under review and how to make a submission are on the DFAT website.
Media release: Statutory review of UN counter-terrorism listings – public consultation